For immediate release | February 17, 2012

YALSA publishes winter issue of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Winter 2012 issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is now available at This issue features reflections on young adult librarianship and research from Anthony Bernier, Carol Kuhlthau and Virginia Walter. Articles are:

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is published four times a year by the Young Adult Library Services Association, in November, February, May and August. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research and practices to support young adult library services. You can sign up for email updates whenever there’s a new issue at (signup form is in the right-hand navigation).

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high-quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.

JRLYA is currently accepting manuscripts for upcoming issues based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation. Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers, students and practitioners in all fields. Please direct any manuscripts, questions or comments to Editor Sandra Hughes-Hassell at


Stephanie Kuenn